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du . | sort -nr | awk '{split("KB MB GB TB", arr); idx=1; while ( $1 > 1024 ) { $1/=1024; idx++} printf "%10.2f",$1; print " " arr[idx] "\t" $2}' | head -25
2012-12-03 02:59:13
User: agas
Functions: awk du head printf sort
0

Lists the size in human readable form and lists the top 25 biggest directories/files

du -sh *
du -sh
du -hd1 |sort -h
du -sm /home/* | sort -n | tail -10
find . -type d -maxdepth 1 | xargs du -sh
echo $(find <directory> -name '*.<extension>' -exec du -s {} \; | tee $(tty) | cut -f1 | tr '\n' '+') 0 | bc
2012-09-17 22:46:50
User: ysangkok
Functions: cut du echo find tee tr
-1

Also shows files as they are found. Only works from a tty.

sudo -s du -sm /Users/* | sort -nr | head -n 10
2012-09-13 10:15:23
User: mematron
Functions: du head sort sudo
0

In OSX you would have to make sure that you "sudo -s" your way to happiness since it will give a few "Permission denied" errors before finally spitting out the results. In OSX the directory structure has to start with the "Users" Directory then it will recursively perform the operation.

Your Lord and master,

Mematron

du -sh /home/*|sort -rh|head -n 10
2012-09-12 11:54:06
User: toaster
Functions: du head sort
0

the -h option of du and sort (on appropriate distrib) makes output "Human" readable and still sorted by "reversed size" (sort -rh)

du -sm /home/* | sort -nr | head -n 10
du -h --max-depth=1
find . -type f -exec du -sh {} + | sort -hr | head
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head -10
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head
for i in G M K; do du -hx /var/ | grep [0-9]$i | sort -nr -k 1; done | less
2012-06-26 22:57:17
User: jlaunay
Functions: du grep sort
Tags: du
1

This command give a human readable result without messing up the sorting.

du -x / | sort -rn | less
2012-06-26 15:29:26
User: harpo
Functions: du sort
Tags: du
2

I had the problem that our monitoring showed that the "/" filesystem is >90% full. This command helped me to find out fast which subdirs are the biggest. The system has many NFS-mounts therefore the -x.

du -hs * | sort -h
du -cah /path/to/folder/ | grep total
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head -20
2012-03-30 10:21:12
User: flatcap
Functions: du find head sort xargs
7

Search for files and list the 20 largest.

find . -type f

gives us a list of file, recursively, starting from here (.)

-print0 | xargs -0 du -h

separate the names of files with NULL characters, so we're not confused by spaces

then xargs run the du command to find their size (in human-readable form -- 64M not 64123456)

| sort -hr

use sort to arrange the list in size order. sort -h knows that 1M is bigger than 9K

| head -20

finally only select the top twenty out of the list

find . -mount -type f -printf "%k %p\n" | sort -rg | cut -d \ -f 2- | xargs -I {} du -sh {} | less
du -s $(ls -l | grep '^d' | awk '{print $9}') | sort -nr
du -k | sort -n | perl -ne 'if ( /^(\d+)\s+(.*$)/){$l=log($1+.1);$m=int($l/log(1024)); printf ("%6.1f\t%s\t%25s %s\n",($1/(2**(10*$m))),(("K","M","G","T","P")[$m]),"*"x (1.5*$l),$2);}' | more
2012-02-07 15:49:19
User: Q_Element
Functions: du perl printf sort
0

This one line Perl script will display the smallest to the largest files sizes in all directories on a server.

du --max-depth=1 | sort -nr | awk ' BEGIN { split("KB,MB,GB,TB", Units, ","); } { u = 1; while ($1 >= 1024) { $1 = $1 / 1024; u += 1 } $1 = sprintf("%.1f %s", $1, Units[u]); print $0; } '
du -sch *
2011-12-06 18:38:20
User: anarcat
Functions: du
Tags: space du disk
-1

All folders, human-readable, no subfolder, with a total. Even shorter.